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Description of Greece in four volumes with a companion volume containing maps, plans and indices by Pausanias

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Published by Harvard University Press, Heinemann in Cambridge, Mass, London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Greece -- Antiquities.,
  • Greece -- Description and travel.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPausanias ; with an English translation by W. H. S. Jones.
SeriesLoeb classical library
ContributionsJones, W. H. S. 1876-1963., Ormerod, Henry Arderne, 1886-1964., Wycherly, Richard Ernest.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA 3612 P3
The Physical Object
Pagination5 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21413123M

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This work is often cited as an important firsthand account of ancient Greece which provides a crucial link between classical literature and modern archaeology. "Description of Greece" is composed of ten books describing the various regions in which Pausanias traveled, they are as follows: 1. Attica, 2. Corinth, 3. Laconia, 4. Messenia, 5. Elis, 6. Pausanias, born probably in Lydia in Asia Minor, was a Greek of the second century CE, about –, who traveled widely not only in Asia Minor, Palestine, Egypt, and North Africa, but also in Greece and in Italy, including Rome. He left a description of Greece in ten books, which is like a topographical guidebook or tour of Attica, the Peloponnese, and central Greece, filled out with historical accounts . Description of Greece, I: Books (Attica and Corinth) (Loeb Classical Library) Pausanias, W.H.S. Jones (ed.) Pausanias, born probably in Lydia in Asia Minor, was a Greek of the 2nd century CE, about –, who travelled widely not only in Asia Minor, Palestine, Egypt and North Africa, but also in Greece and in Italy, including Rome. Description of Greece; Books I and II [Pausanias] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. edition. Excerpt: made his escape to the heights of Gerania.

Description Of Greece Book 1: Attica Lyrics. [] On the Greek mainland facing the Cyclades Islands and the Aegean Sea the Sunium promontory stands out from the Attic land. When you have rounded the promontory you see a harbor and a temple to Athena of Sunium on the peak of the promontory. Pausanias (fl. CE), one of the Roman world's great travelers, sketches in Description of Greece the history, geography, landmarks, legends, and religious cults of all the important Greek cities. He shares his enthusiasm for great sites, describing them with care and an accuracy confirmed by comparison with monuments that still stand today. Pausanias (fl. CE), one of the Roman world's great travelers, sketches in Description of Greece the history, geography, landmarks, legends, and religious cults of all the important Greek cities. Pausanias was a 2nd century AD Roman traveler who wrote a comprehensive guide about Ancient Greece, describing its culture, buildings, and myths in a work that reads much like a travel guide and was intended for foreign audiences. Read more Read less click to open popover/5(3).

This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. Pausanias Description of Greece Author: Pausânias. Description of Greece: in four volumes with a companion volume containing maps, plans and indices , Harvard University Press, Heinemann in English. The Description of Greece is eclectic, detailed and Pausanias' Description of Greece is, in essence, a literary travel book covering central and southern Greece in the late second century AD. It moves around from city to city looking for notable sights which range from temples/sanctuaries (many, many temples/sanctuaries) to extended descriptions of art work to short historical excurses.4/5. Title: Description of Greece, Volume 1 Description of Greece, William Henry Samuel Jones Loeb classical library [Greek authors] ; 93, , , , Loeb classical library5/5(1).